Music video

  1. 'I Want My MTV' Authors Chat About Channel's Glory Years With Ed Lover, Dave Holmes

    October 28, 2011 6:15 PM EDT "I Want My MTV" authors Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks in New York Thursday night (photo: Simona Rabinovitch) "We're here tonight to celebrate a bygone era," said Rob Tannenbaum, co-author of "I Want My MTV: The Uncen ...

  2. Rihanna, the 'Sexiest Woman Alive,' Powers Up Social 50 Chart

    October 20, 2011 8:24 AM EDT A racy Esquire magazine cover and a fan-driven Facebook promotional campaign sends Rihanna flying 10-5 on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, just as the music video for her single "We Found Love" premiered. As for the rest of th ...

  3. YouTube With New Deals Expanding as Music Destination

    October 20, 2011 8:05 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- YouTube has been very good to bedroom singers, who have found a quick path to fame, and major labels, which have benefited from some of the largest digital audiences for their top music videos. But the middle tier - hundreds of in ...

  4. Jennifer Lopez's 'Papi' Video Drives Her Up Social 50

    September 29, 2011 9:09 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez leaps into the top 30 of Billboard's Social 50 chart, climbing 38-29, thanks to buzz generated by her TV commercial with Fiat, a new music video, and a red-hot performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. During ESPN's & ...

  5. Beverley McKee Stepping Down as Executive Director of Canada's MuchFACT

    September 27, 2011 12:08 PM EDT After overseeing the production of more than 3,700 music videos and new media projects, MuchFACT executive director Beverley McKee is leaving the music business to concentrate on a career in fitness. Her last day at the company will be October 29. ...

  6. Vevo Hires Former Myspace VP Michael Cerda To Be Product Head

    August 31, 2011 11:42 AM EDT Vevo Hires Former Myspace Exec Michael Cerda To Be Product Head Former Myspace VP of Tech Michael Cerda has jumped ship for online music video portal Vevo. His new position will be that of senior VP of product development. The company made the ann ...

  7. Leslie Fram Joins CMT as Senior Vice President, Music Strategy

    August 16, 2011 3:36 PM EDT Leslie Fram, most recently program director and morning show co-host of New York's WRXP, has joined CMT as Senior Vice President, Music Strategy, effective September 1, it was announced today by CMT President Brian Philips. Fram will lead the ...

  8. Vevo Adds New Syndication Partners: Artist Direct, Batanga, Gorilla Leak, Others

    August 03, 2011 12:26 PM EDT Vevo, the online music video service backed by Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group, has added several new syndication partners for its network. The company struck syndication deals with ArtistDirect.com, Hispanic music news site Bat ...

  9. Drew Barrymore's Best Coast Video Launches MTV Division

    August 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT An 11-minute short film by Drew Barrymore and featuring the music of Best Coast will debut next week on MTV's websites as the network's new multi-platform unit MTVX begins to make its mark in offering new content. The short film includes ...

  10. Australia's 'Video Hits' TV Show Canceled After 24-Years On-Air

    July 06, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Australian TV's Network Ten television has confirmed its long-running music clip show "Video Hits" has been canceled after a 24-year run. Since airing for the first time on Feb. 15, 1987, "Video Hits" has helped further th ...

  11. Rihanna's 'S&M' Video Elicits Photographer's Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Again

    June 29, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Can a music video infringe the copyright on a still photo? Pop star Rihanna's music video "S&M" is continuing to create quite a stir among photographers. In February, David LaChappelle sued the singer and her record labels for i ...

  12. Vevo, Fuse Strike Content Deal

    June 28, 2011 3:00 PM EDT While the stalemate between Vevo and MTV continues, Vevo and Fuse have worked out a content sharing and syndication partnership that allows both parties to share content. Most significantly, Fuse will has agreed to syndicate Vevo's online mus ...

  13. Cody Simpson Debuts on Social 50 Thx to YouTube; Myspace Hijack Launches Girl Talk

    June 24, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson enters the Social 50 chart at No. 32-for the first time-thanks to the premier of the video for his ballad "On My Mind." Since its release on June 17, the video has earned 293,000 plays, respectively (20 ...

  14. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Pulled from YouTube

    June 17, 2011 2:54 PM EDT Rebecca Black's official "Friday" music video has been taken off YouTube. The page where the video starring the 13-year-old singer once played now says it "is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black." ...

  15. Exclusive: Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' Video Premiering June 22 on MTV

    June 16, 2011 7:29 PM EDT Britney Spears' official "I Wanna Go" video will make its MTV premiere at 6 a.m. ET on June 22, sliding in just in time to qualify for this year's MTV Video Music Awards. The eligibility period for the MTV Video Awards closes J ...

  16. Controversies (Rihanna), Blockbusters (Linkin Park), Weed Videos (Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi) Transform Social 50

    June 09, 2011 5:45 PM EDT In the Social 50 chart's top 10 this week, Rihanna climbs 4-2 thanks to the buzz surrounding the release of her latest music video, "Man Down." The clip, which premiered on June 1, has brought in 12 million Vevo views (earning a 51% ...

  17. YouTube Turns Six, Now Gets 3 Billion Views a Day

    May 31, 2011 1:56 PM EDT Billions and billions served video everyday As it turns six years old, YouTube is still growing at the rate of a young startup. The company revealed a couple big milestones in a recent blog post . First, more than 48 hours of video is uploaded eve ...

  18. Vevo Bulking Up On Original Content, Excutives; Adds Epic's McVehil, Fuse's Reich

    May 02, 2011 2:18 PM EDT Fresh off the heels of an expansion into the UK, online music video hub Vevo is now expanding its executive team. The company added former Epic Records exec. Doug McVehil as senior VP of music, talent & content operations; and Fuse's Scot ...

  19. Vevo Goes Live in the UK

    April 26, 2011 12:56 PM EDT Vevo is now live in the UK, marking the first expansion of the online music video hub outside of North America. The launch also extends to the Vevo iPhone, iPad and Android apps. Vevo is the joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment, Universa ...

  20. YouTube: Growth In User-Generated Content Is Outpacing Official Videos

    April 14, 2011 6:27 PM EDT By now we've all heard YouTube's assertion that it doubled the amount it pays labels and publishers in music-licensing fees last year, now totaling millions of dollars a month. But while the focus of this figure is on official music vide ...

  21. Rebecca Black Reportedly Threatens Legal Action Against 'Friday' Producer Ark Music Factory

    April 01, 2011 8:34 PM EDT Forget about the back seat, front seat debate. Rebecca Black and her mother are behind the wheel of potential legal action, accusing "Friday" producers Ark Music Factory of copyright infringement and unlawful exploitation of publicity ri ...

  22. Vevo and Myspace? Interesting, But Unlikely

    March 29, 2011 1:26 PM EDT As NewsCorp continues its search for a buyer of the struggling Myspace social networking service, we're going to hear about several "interesting" conversations it has with potential partners. The latest, according to Bloomberg , is ...

  23. Vevo Chief: UK Launch Imminent, Middle East, North Africa Next

    March 17, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Online music video service Vevo is prepping an UK launch that could take place before the end of the month. According to a report in The Guardian , Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff told attendees of the Abu Dhabi Media Summit that Vevo is "planning to la ...

  24. Business Matters: The Numbers Behind Vevo's Growth

    March 14, 2011 9:40 PM EDT The Numbers Behind Vevo's Growth -- Free, ad-supported videos are one of the few truly bright spots in digital music right now. YouTube has become a dominating force in listening, viewing and discovery. Vevo, the Universal Music Group/Sony Mu ...

  25. Vevo Wants To 'Help Reinvent Music Videos,' CEO Says At Canadian Music Week

    March 11, 2011 11:09 AM EST The opening day of Canadian Music Week Thursday included a keynote by Vevo president and CEO Rio Caraeff about how its "audience business" is monetizing music video views on YouTube with advertising and revealed new information about the ...

  26. Arcade Fire-Spike Jonze Short Film Influenced by Sci-Fi, Terry Gilliam (Berlin)

    February 16, 2011 6:15 PM EST BERLIN -- The decline of the music video in modern times was the impetus for Arcade Fire's Spike Jonze-directed short film "Scenes from the Suburbs," appearing in the shorts section of the Berlin Film Festival. The band, which is co ...

  27. Vevo To Launch in the U.K.

    January 25, 2011 12:59 PM EST Vevo, the popular music video site created in conjunction with three of the big four labels -- Sony, Universal and EMI -- will reportedly launch in the U.K. in 2011, according to a story in today's Telegraph . The story quotes David Kohl, Vev ...

  28. Vevo Unveils Online Artist Development Program Lift

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST The battle for online music destination dominance continues between upstart Vevo and veteran MTV. Just three weeks after MTV formally announced its Music Meter discovery tool for new artists, Vevo has unveiled its artist development program Lift. ...

  29. Business Matters: Best Buy Shares Sink After Disappointing Earnings Results

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Best Buy's Comp Store Revenue Drops -- U.S. retail sales fared well in November, but Americans aren't rushing to big screen TVs at big box retailers like they did last year. Best Buy's comp store revenue dropped 5% in the quarter en ...

  30. 'Bed Intruder Song,' Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Top YouTube's Most Watched Videos of 2010

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST YouTube released its list of most watched videos for 2010, with the "Bed Intruder Song" topping the list of all videos worldwide, and Justin Bieber's "Baby" (feat. Ludacris) taking the top music video honors. "Baby&qu ...

  31. MuchMusic Still Hoping For Programming Approval From CRTC

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canada's specialty music TV station MuchMusic may still get the programming changes it seeks from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), including a reduction in the number of music videos it's required t ...

  32. MuchMusic Loses Bid To Cut Music Videos

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST MuchMusic, Canada's specialty music TV station, has been denied its request to play fewer music videos, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Nov. 25. The station launched in 1984 as "the nation's ...

  33. Merlin Signs With Audiotube

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Global indie music rights agency Merlin has signed a worldwide licensing deal with online music video platform Audiotube. Billed as the "home of independent music," Audiotube underwent a re-launch in September this year and recently inke ...

  34. Q&A With MTV's Music And Talent Head Amy Doyle

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV removed the words "music television" from its logo earlier this year, but with the not-so-sudden surge in the popularity of music videos (thanks in no small part to YouTube), it's getting back in the music game. When it comes to ...

  35. Web Trends: Nine Inch Nails, Daft Punk, 'Tron' and more

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Nine Inch Nails To Reissue Pretty Hate Machine 2. 'Tron Legacy' Daft Punk Music Video 3. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes List of ...

  36. Andy Grammer Ups Music Video Game on Vevo

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Emerging pop talent Andy Grammer has introduced a new music video on Vevo that lets viewers direct the action themselves. While watching the video, viewers will get prompts asking them what they want to see next via a series of pop-up windows that ...

  37. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Nearing 1 Billion YouTube Views

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are both approaching a major milestone of the new music industry: one billion all-time YouTube views. Lady Gaga should pass one billion views around October 20 if she continues on her current pace, according to David Bi ...

  38. Vevo, BET Close To Deal: Report

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo has reportedly finalized an agreement to syndicate its catalog of music videos to BET.com . A Bloomberg report cites two anonymous sources saying the deal is done. The interesting element here is that BET parent company Viacom also owns MTV, ...

  39. Vevo To Launch TV Network?

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The bad blood between online music video upstart Vevo and stalwart MTV may reach new levels, as Vevo reportedly is planning to launch a TV network for its content as well. The New York Post , citing Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff, says a Vevo TV channel wou ...

  40. Vevo Hits Back At MTV

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV made waves earlier this month by announcing comScore figures that named it the No. 1 music destination site on the Internet, over both incumbent MySpace Music and upstart Vevo. Now Vevo is hitting back with numbers of its own, also from comSco ...

  41. Report: Videos From Artists Websites Down

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT According to a new online video usage report compiled by video platform Brightcove and video analytics firm TubeMogul, the number of music videos streamed from artist or label websites dropped 40% in the second quarter of this year. The study spec ...

  42. Interlude, Liquor & Ammo Empowering Fans Through Music Videos

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of the prevailing strategies of today's new music business is improving fan interaction, particularly through the use of interactive technologies. And that's resulted in a number of very unique implementations, the latest of which ar ...

  43. Vintage TV Signs Getty Images Deal

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New U.K. music channel Vintage TV, which is aimed at the 50-plus market, has confirmed a deal with Getty Images. The channel will have access to Getty Images' wholly-owned library of over 360,000 still images and 8,000 hours of footage clips ...

  44. UMG Pulls Music Videos From MTV Over Vevo Dispute

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Universal Music Group artists visiting MTV.com are finding that the site suddenly no longer has music videos available from most of the label group's artists. According to sources on both sides of the issue, the missing videos are a r ...

  45. Arcade Fire, John Legend To Stream Concerts Live

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Within hours of most any concert, shaky and distorted footage of the show can be found online from front row or the balcony. But online concert video has been steadily building toward live streaming, digital quality video and accompanying social m ...

  46. MTV To Sell Ads On WMG Digital Platforms

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has tapped MTV Music Group to sell advertising on all its digital platforms. The deal includes all WMG artist-branded websites, music videos (such as its custom YouTube channel), mobile services and other digital initiatives in ...

  47. Vevo Lands World Cup Webcast Deal

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is getting increasingly aggressive with its live event strategy, today announcing a deal to webcast the Fifa World Cup Kick-Off Celebration on June 10. The event is being produced by Control Room, who will handle the filming, editing, etc, wh ...

  48. Web Trends: Colt Ford, Miley Cyrus, 'Glee,' Christina Aguilera and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 6. Colt Ford Country singer Colt Ford, known for his fusion of rap and country styles will play a show tonight at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - ...

  49. Web Trends: Beyoncé , B.o.B., Jason Derulo, Eminem

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Jason Derulo - Ridin' Solo (Official Video in HD) 2. Robert M & Dirty Rush - Super Bomb ( Radio Edit ) 3. Chameleon Circuit - Type 40 4. ...

  50. MTV To Collaborate With Yangaroo

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks' music group has recruited Canadian content distributor Yangaroo to build a secure digital bridge between record labels and its music-driven TV channels. As part of a multi-year deal to be unveiled Thursday, MTV Networks has agre ...

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